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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) |Movie Review|

After releasing 2016’s Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins has returned with his latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, which is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. The runner-up for the Toronto International Film Festival’s People Choice Award, the Annapurna Pictures distributed film stars Kiki Layne and Stephan James, and is a story about how the power of […]

Bumblebee (2018) |Movie Review|

The prequel to the Transformers franchise is a transformation worth seeing. Bumblebee is the sixth film in the franchise for the Robots in Disguise, and serves as a prequel to 2007’s Transformers. Based on the Hasbro Transformers toyline, Bumblebee is the first in the series without Michael Bay serving as director. This time, the Paramount Pictures distributed film has Travis Knight in the director’s chair with […]

Bird Box (2018) |Movie Review|

On the longest day of the year, December 21, 2018, Netflix released their newest post-apocalyptic thriller, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock. The film is based on a 2014 novel of the same name written by Jason Malerman. The screenplay was written by the frequent horror screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Arrival) and directed by […]

Green Book (2018) |Movie Review|

From the Farrelly brother that gave us the infamous anthology comedy Movie 43 comes Green Book, a drama-comedy that is getting serious Oscar buzz this awards season. The Peter Farrelly directed film gets its title from The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guidebook that African-Americans used to navigate throughout the country when finding restaurants and lodges that would accept them […]

Nobody’s Fool (2018) |Movie Review|

🛑 #StopMadea 🛑 They said go see it and write about it for your blog…. so I did. Today, I experienced my first and most likely last Tyler Perry movie on the silver screen. Nobody’s Fool is the 22nd entry in Tyler Perry’s filmography and the 12th one without his cross-dressing alter-ego. Perry is the film’s writer, director and producer, […]

Bohemian Rhapsody |Movie Review|

After being caught in development hell a landslide and finally escaping into reality, the long-awaited biopic of the British rock band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, has arrived in theaters. The film is a British-American joint venture with production companies such as 20th Century Fox (also distributor), GK Films, New Regency, Queen Films and it is directed by the controversial Bryan Singer. Executive producers include the original […]

Halloween (2018) |Movie Review|

40 years later, we finally have a Halloween film that carries the spirit of the original .  At the helm is the leader in 21st century horror films, Blumhouse Productions, which has teamed up with Miramax to produce a slasher film that pays homage, yet has enough modern flair to keep things fresh. Familiar names like the executive producer […]

All About Nina |Movie Review|

Eva Vives’s directorial debut All About Nina has a lot to say and is an important movie in today’s climate. Vives started writing the script around 3 years ago, and the film is a semi-biographical account of her life. The drama-comedy stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and 10 Cloverfield Lane) and Common (The Lion Guard, and The Chi) and premiered […]

First Man: Movie Review

Small steps before a giant leap, First Man, delves into the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and his journey to the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Based on Armstrong’s biography, directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash and La La Land), starring Ryan Gosling (Armstrong) the film takes a realistic approach of Armstrong’s life from 1961 to 1969  while showing sides […]

Bad Times at the El Royale |Movie Review|

Bad Times at the El Royale was a lot of things, humorous, serious, well-acted, well-directed and visually sharp as getting glass stuck in your head; however, it was long as the border between California and Nevada at 2 hours and 20 minutes.  The director and cast brought their A-game to a film that was written and directed by Drew […]

Bodied: Trailer Thoughts

Update: Click here to check out my review. It’s finally here, after much fanfare and rave reviews from the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (winning the TIFF People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness), the trailer for Bodied just dropped yesterday. The film has been seeking distribution since it’s premiere last year and found it thanks to […]